Private Early Education Providers (PEEP) first Annual Conference and AGM Saturday May 27th
SCHOOL AGED CAPITAL 2017 CLOSING FOR APPLICATIONS AT 3PM WEDNESDAY THE 17TH OF MAY 2017
Affordable Childcare -
Questions and Answer for Parents and Providers
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SCHOOL AGE CAPITAL (SAC) 2017 EXTENSION TO DEADLINE
AIM Applications 2017-2018
Newletter 8th May 2017
Important Update – School Aged Childcare Capital (SAC) 2017 Extension to deadline
Now Live - Early Years Service Profile
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has directed the expansion of criteria for the Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS) from the 27th of March 2017 to include parents attending secondary school.
This change means that parents attending secondary school are now entitled to receive childcare funding under the CETS Programme.
Details of the Early Years Capital 2017 programme have just been released by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Guidelines for use of Schools also confirmed at launch of Action Plan
Joint Statement by Minister Zappone and Minister Bruton
Westmeath and Longford County Childcare Committees developed this directory to provide information and supports to parents and services who are caring for or educating a child or young person age 0-24 years with special needs. Sourcing information is a difficult task regarding all aspects of disability. The ultimate goal is to empower and help parents to source the information and supports they need to ensure their child can lead a full and independent life. The work of the Longford and Westmeath Local Area Coordination project strongly indicates the need for one point of contact and support for disability services. Information is itself an empowerment tool however, sourcing, using and understanding this information are barriers that parents, families and carers face. A model that collates and updates information and coordinates support meetings would be a massive step forward in the provision of disability services in Longford and Westmeath and could be duplicated as a model of best practice throughout the country.
TIps for Parents
Newsletter 27- 2 - 2017
Mellowes Childcare Athboy Co Meath. Montessori/Childcare assistant required.
AIM Training - Athlone March 2017
Mellows Childcare Athboy Co. Meath
Community Childcare supports extended
“Year-round registration for centres caring for 25,000 children and special purpose fund introduced”
Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone
La Sona Childcare
Are you thinking of Starting a New Business?
JOB OPPORTUNITY - ROCHFORTBRIDGE AREA
New Employment Oppportunities and Expansion of AIM
Statement by Minister Zappone Meeting of Oireachtas Committee on children and Youth Affairs, 8th February 2017
Start Your Own Business
HACCP Level 1 & 2 Training -
Newletter - 10th February 2017
Dates for Upcoming courses provided by WCCC 2017
Notice -CCS Plus - expansion of the CCS Programme
The DCYA plan to pay a Bursary (of approx. €750) to early childhood educators who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013).
Christmas Closure 2016
PIP Email Alerts
Rathganny - Multyfarnham
QQI Level 6 programmes commencing in January 2017.
Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme. CCS 2016/2017 Band Approval
Bright Star Academy
Position – 4 x Part Time Positions
ACP National Day of Protest
15th November 2016
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm
Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin
Let your voice be heard
Private Early Education Providers - PEEP
Learner funds 1 & 2 for level 6 courses - Change to deadline
November - December 2016
“On Friday 28th October 2016 Minister Zappone published a policy paper on the new Single Affordable Childcare Scheme and launched an online consultation survey.
“The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that a 15% increase in funding has been secured for services to support children, young people and families in Budget 2017.
ECCE Payment - It has been brought to our attention that some ECCE payments that reached bank accounts this morning are incorrect.
We are currently working with Pobal and online support to amend this.
If you feel your service would benefit from the support of a Better Start Early Years Specialist you will be interested to know that we have recently revised our allocation criteria.
The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) is now open for registrations for community early childhood services and will remain open until 21st October at 5pm.
Please see the following information from DCYA regarding CCS Registrations 2016/17.
Please complete the following short survey from DCYA which aims to give us an accurate picture of the capacity for childcare provision throughout Ireland.
This is a short survey (5 mins max) but the information it provides is extremely valuable for the sector.
The DCYA has developed and published an application process in relation to the granting of exemptions to the minimum enrolment requirements for individual ECCE providers.
Please see the link below for an important update from DCYA on Garda Vetting..
The CCS ‘Private’ Programme which ran from 7 March 2016 to 19 August 2016 and the CCS Resettlement/Relocation Programme which ran from 30 May 2016 to 19 August 2016 will close for child registrations on Friday 2nd September 2016.
Please click on the attached document for information on ECCE preliminiary Payments and programme Readiness
Following a review of Learner Fund 4,DCYA have amended the criteria to take account of feedback it has received in respect to the on-going training needs of the early year’s sector and the continuing qualification recognition process.
Due to the expansion of our facility with another ECCE Room.
Childcare Assistants and Childcare Supervisors
All Candidates Must have minimum qualification of FETAC Childcare Level 6. Additional requirements:
Garda clearance, First Aid, Child Protection Training. Applicants must have a great knowledge of Aistear and Siolta.
The updated Question & Answer Document based on the Child Care Act 1991(Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 has been posted on Tusla webpage at:
Please note: the following information regarding ‘Contracting for Additional DCYA Funded Childcare Programmes: Application Process 2016/17’, has been received from DCYA (22/07/16).
The application form will be uploaded to PIP later today.